Meeting with your Counselor

We make every effort to meet the needs of every student at Worthington Kilbourne High School. If you want to see your counselor, please stop in to the WKHS Counseling and Career Center.

Counselors are typically available between 7:30am and 3:30pm.

You can stop in before school, during your lunch, during academic prep, during options, or after school.

If our door is open and we are not meeting with someone else, we invite you to drop in to meet with us. If the door is closed, that means that we are meeting with another student or family so we ask that you do not interrupt. Outside of each counselor's door you will find meeting request slips that you can fill out and leave for us. We will send a pass to meet with you as soon as possible. If you are not missing a class, you are welcome to wait in the front of the Counseling and Career Center for your counselor to become available. You are also welcome to stop back during your next off time to see if your counselor is available.

If it is an emergency, please ask your teacher to write you a pass to come to the counseling center. If your counselor is not available, notify one of the secretaries that you need to talk to a counselor. The secretaries will attempt to locate your counselor for you or they will connect you with one of the other counselors for immediate assistance.

See your counselor when...

Things going on in your life are interfering with learning and paying attention
You are worried about a classmate making dangerous choices
You don't know how to improve your grades
You want to set goals
You feel depressed
You are proud of an accomplishment
You want to check your grade point average
You are not sure what courses to sign up for
You feel out of control
You need someone to listen

Counselors Can Help With...

Academic Issues

  • Choosing and scheduling classes
  • Creating a 4-year academic plan
  • Goal setting
  • Study skills
  • Learning styles

Personal Concerns

  • Making difficult decisions
  • Feeling depressed or hopeless
  • Enduring life's transitions
  • Hotline phone numbers
  • Community resources

Relationships

  • Friends
  • Dating
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Other family members
  • Teachers
  • Coaches

Post-High School Planning

  • Interest inventories
  • Career explorations
  • Choosing careers and majors
  • Finding and applying to colleges
  • Military contacts

Response Time

The Counseling and Career Center's office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3:15pm. Every effort is made to return phone calls within 24 hours. We may not always be able to do this during busy times, but we'll do our best. In particular, please be patient during the first 5 days of each semester and during registration weeks. You may also contact us using e-mail. Please remember that each counselor is responsible for more than 300 students, so setting up appointments prior to stopping into school is helpful.